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PCNN 2017 : International Workshop on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks


When Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
Where Genoa, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Apr 10, 2017
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2017
Notification Due Apr 26, 2017
Final Version Due May 3, 2017
Categories    neural networks   parallel computing   machine learning

Call For Papers

The track on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in parallel neural computing techniques, hardware and software tools for speeding-up functioning and training of traditional and bio-inspired neural network models on the modern high-performance computing systems, Datacenters, and Cloud.


Parallel supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning algorithms for neural networks (NN) in future Datacenter and HPC systems
Scalable training and inference schema, including novel parallel Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) methods
Scalable Spiking NNs and Parallel NN ensembles incl. Generative Adversarial NNs
Machine Learning in HPC: Optimized networks, high-performance transports and protocols for NN, e.g., Infiniband, MPI, RDMA etc.
Big data / Cloud frameworks applied to scalable NNs, e.g., Hadoop/MapReduce, Spark, Flink etc.
Parallelization & distribution of NN algorithms on many-core systems, HPC clusters, grids, datacenters and cloud
NN accelerators: Neuromorphic processors, CPU-, GPU-, TPU- and FPGA-implementation for distributed NNs
Computational neuroscience using parallel / distributed NN architectures
Modeling of large-scale neural models using parallel computing techniques
Neural network simulation tools and libraries, including neural simulators in neuroscience


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computations for Neural Networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. While we encourage work-in-progress reports in the Short paper format, the authors are invited to submit Regular papers (up to 8 pages), Short papers (up to 4 pages), Poster papers, or Posters (1-2 pages, extended abstracts).

For Regular and Short papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 for Regular papers and 4 for Short papers, double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors e-mail addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript.

Poster papers and Posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


The workshop is co-located with the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) which takes place between July 17th and July 21st, 2017, in Genoa, Italy.


All questions about submissions should be e-mailed to the workshop organizers.
We are looking forward to your contributions.

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